• TheOverclocker Issue 31

    Here’s Issue 31 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This time we catch up with a rising competitor in the Elite overclocking league, Dancop from Germany. We take a quick look at Intel’s might Core i7 5960X and cover not one or two, but five of the best Z97 motherboards around. For…

  • TheOverclocker Issue 30

    Welcome to issue 30 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This month we look at the happenings of COMPUTEX 2014. We spend time with the amazing GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC Force motherboard. Look at EVGA’s classic GTX 780Ti K|NGP|N Edition graphics card and a host of other hardware and get to hear from the…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 29

    In Issue 29 of TheOverclocker magazine, we sit down with famous overclocker, Elmor after what seems to be an eternity since we last caught up with him. TheOC Show is back for the third time and as always has plenty for you to chew on, so make sure to…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 28

    In this issue (our first of 2014), we head back to Brazil for an interview with the number one overclocker in the Extreme Overclocker’s League. We take some time to consider our beloved DIY industry again through what is hopefully an objective pair of eyes. The HWBOT/OC-TV talk show…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 27

    Here it Is, the last issue of 2013. This time around we bring you the first episode of what is hopefully many more of OC-TV and HWBOT’s OC Show. In addition we get a quick one on one with Hong Kong’s epic overclocker, Mad222 and for our cover feature…

  • TheOverclocker: Issue 26

    TheOverclocker issue 26 is here, packed with more of the great content you’ve come to expect. Be sure not to miss out on our MSI MOA 2013 grand finals coverage and our time spent with Jonathan Alva, better known as Lucky_n00b. As usual we have plenty of high-end overclocker…

News from around the overclocking world

Here’s Issue 31 of TheOverclocker Magazine. This time we catch up with a rising competitor in the Elite overclocking league, Dancop from Germany. We take a quick look at Intel’s might Core i7 5960X and cover not one or two, but five of the best Z97 motherboards around. For the gamers out there, we also gathered five of the best mice in an effort to crown a king. Finally, be sure to check out episode 5 of TheOC show. Get something to eat or drink and sit back and coverage on the GIGABYTE EOC competition and more.

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The first laptop to bring users performance previously seen only on desktop systems

AORUS announced the latest installment to its wildly praised flagship, the X7 Pro. Geared with dual GTX 970M graphics, the newly arrival renders stunningly beautiful images and flawless motion almost for any game thrown at it. The dual next-gen 970M chips, featuring  Maxwell architecture, boasts near 30% performance improvement while remaining energy-efficient with a substantial drop in power consumption when compared with the top-of-the-line GTX 980M. Aside from performance breakthrough, a complete package of innovative features such as DSR (Dynamic Super Resolution) and MFAA (Multi-Frame Anti-Aliasing) are applied to take visual experience to an unprecedented level.  X7 Pro is crafted and designed to address the highest demand for gaming on the move.

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ECS released ITX Form Factor Z97I-DRONE Gaming Motherboard to L337 Gaming Squad

Over 27 years of experience, motherboard leading manufacturer ECS proudly announced that its high-end gaming motherboard series, L337 Gaming, launched the latest Z97I-DRONE to its lineup. With the rise of the Mini ITX gaming market demand, L337 Gaming Z97I-DRONE is the wonderful choice for users from every perspective.

L337 (pronounce as LEET) is derived from ELITE. The L337 alphabet is a specialized form of symbolic writing. The term L337 is used as an adjective to describe formidable prowess or accomplishment, especially in the fields of online gaming. L337 Gaming was created to dedicate efforts in developing products focused on gamers, and Z97I-DRONE is the latest member of L337 Gaming Motherboard. Equipped with Z97 Express Chipset, the Mini ITX form factor Z97I-DRONE provides 2 Dual Channel DDR3 3000+ (OC) Memory up to 16GB, 1 PCI-Express x 16 Gen. 3 Slot, and 1 M.2 Slot for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth device. In addition to enhance the gaming experience, the “Low-to-Full USB Speed” technology is designed for gamers, delivering an optimized 8-time faster keyboard and mouse report rate from 125Hz to 1000Hz, which is a true benefit, especially for FPS gamers. Besides, Z97I-DRONE introduces Intel® I218V Gigabit LAN to provide the outstanding fast LAN networking for gaming and avoid latency.

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Thermaltake TR2 Bronze 600WPower Supply Units

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, introduces TR2 Bronze Series 450W, 500W, and 600W PSU that incorporate various high-quality components, enabling non-stop usage with stable and reliable performance. With 80 PLUS Bronze certified, the new TR2 Bronze series is the most valuable and economical choice line, especially designed for the users who are looking for the excellent balance between cost and performance. To support all of today’s PC requirements, the TR2 Bronze Series comply with the latest ATX 12V 2.3 Standard for utmost reliability and compatibility supporting state-of-the-art technologies. Embedded 120mm cooling fan delivers silent cooling with intelligent temperature control. The series is equipped with a single +12V rail design to provide superior performance for PC system. TR2 Bronze Series can always accommodate any mainstream build under any circumstance!

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Glide on any surface without boundaries driven by GIGABYTE ICE Technology™

GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium hardware brand, is pleased to launch the AIRE M93 ICE Rechargeable Mouse for Anywhere, a new AIRE Series computer mouse featuring GIGABYTE ICE Technology, which allows the mouse to work virtually anywhere, such as glass, polished granite, or any other high-gloss surfaces.

For enhancing computing experience, GIGABYTE endeavors to create products that delight consumers by understanding what users need. As people are taking their laptop PC to various different places, they come across a wide range of challenging spaces and surfaces that overwhelm standard wired mice. To meet such mobility needs, a mouse free from tangling wires with a convenient battery charge system and can also work on any kind of surfaces will benefit users significantly.

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New Corsair Gaming division and brand dedicated elevating PC gaming in partnership with eSports teams and gamers

Corsair®, a leader in PC hardware, today launched Corsair Gaming, a new division within the company dedicated to the elevation of PC gaming and the development of high-performance PC peripherals. Forged from Corsair’s engineering know-how and developed alongside eSports professionals and gaming enthusiasts, Corsair Gaming products are driven by a philosophy of performance, style, and comfort.  Corsair Gaming’s first salvo is the immediate world wide release of the much-anticipated range of RGB keyboards and mice.

“For 20 years, Corsair has equipped gamers with high performance, precision hardware to build their dream PCs.  Corsair Gaming now introduces new ways for PC gamers to optimize how they play,” said Andy Paul, Corsair President and CEO. “We’ve brought together our engineering expertise and our passion for gaming to build a line of products that delivers performance, customized for however you play.”

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ROCCAT’s latest gaming headset brings premium quality to the masses

ROCCAT Studios adds another peripheral to its gaming stable, with the Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset arriving in stores today. “When ROCCAT designs a headset, we make big claims, and we back them up. Our renowned Kave XTD Series has a brand new family member, providing high-class stereo sound with supreme design quality.” These are the words of René Korte, founder and CEO of ROCCAT Studios, speaking on the brand new Kave XTD Stereo Gaming Headset. On the crystal clear clarity of the XTD Stereo, René continues, “You want to hear everything from the rustle of boots through tall grass, your opponent whispering to one another, the casual conversation of your raiding party, ambient noises that heighten immersion – every spectrum. Game design has become so deep, that these things are built-in components of gameplay, and yet so many players go without the proper gear to take advantage of the awesome sound design studios put into their games. The Kave XTD Stereo provides gamers a listening tool to hear everything with amazing clarity, taking them deeper into the experience the game designers intended.

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Tt eSPORTS TALON series optical gaming mice

Tt eSPORTS, the leading expert in professional e-Sports gaming peripherals is releasing the TALON series of optical gaming mice, featuring the TALON and TALON Blu mice. With the TALON series, Tt eSPORTS aims to show that quality engineered gaming grade mice can be put out for the more budget conscious gamer; via solid design in sensor, switch, and ambidextrous ergonomic design, and balancing functionality versus features. The two mice in the TALON series differ by lighting setup to better match individual preferences, but have the same hardware at its core offering the same high performance in stable tracking, consistency and a good max speed. With the ambidextrous shape, the TALON series mice feel great in either hand.

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 980/970 are the world’s most advanced GPUs. Powered by next-generation NVIDIA Maxwell architecture, it delivers incredible performance, unmatched power efficiency, and cutting-edge features like NVIDIA Super Resolution Technology. With up to twice the performance of prior-generation cards and breakthrough graphics technologies, the EVGA GeForce GTX 980/970 provides an elite gaming experience on virtual reality, HD, and ultra-resolution 4K displays.

EVGA ACX 2.0 – The World’s Most Efficient Air Cooler

Most graphics card manufacturers only focus on one aspect when designing their cooling solution and neglect all other aspects of the fan design and heatsink. With EVGA ACX 2.0, we focused on the details that make a real difference, not just marketing jargon.

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In a major leap forward for gaming, NVIDIA has introduced the first high-end products based on its Maxwell chip architecture — the new GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs — delivering unmatched performance, major new graphics capabilities and twice the energy efficiency of the previous generation.

Maxwell is the company’s 10th-generation GPU architecture, following Kepler. The engine of next-generation gaming, it solves some of the most complex lighting and graphics challenges in visual computing.

Its new Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) technology enables gaming GPUs for the first time to deliver real-time dynamic global illumination. Scenes are significantly more lifelike as light interacts realistically in the game environment — resulting in deeper levels of immersion for gamers.

And a range of new technologies — including multi-frame sampled anti-antialiasing (MFAA), dynamic super resolution (DSR), VR Direct and extremely energy-efficient design — enable Maxwell-based GTX 980 and 970 GPUs to render frames with the highest fidelity at higher clock speeds and lower power consumption than any other GPU in their class.

For more information on the GeForce GTX 980 and 970 GPUs, visit www.geforce.com.

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Meet the Sniper F3 Kit

Do not let the hype around DDR4 fool you. We appreciate the new memory standard here and all it brings, but the truth is there’s plenty of life left in DDR3. In fact there is likely to be a continued interest in DDR3 for years to come, if only because the platforms are that much more mature and it is cost effective. As such, in todays’ landscape where PC gaming is on the rise again and hardware is easily eclipsing the gaming titles on the market. There’s sense in being a little more prudent in how we spend our hard earned cash and while we may all want that high speed DDR3 2800MHz set or above. It isn’t economically viable, thus it falls to sets such as these from G.Skill to provide the performance without breaking the bank.

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